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'm a u.s. citizen by birth. >> he couldn't be more right. welcome back to "hardball." that was texas senator ted cruz telling jonathan carl he is a natural born citizen, therefore eligible to be president. cruz went the extra mile to release his birth certificate to the dallas morning news which reported cruz who was born in canada to an american mother has dual citizenship is by the accident of being born up there. following that report he released a statement. he said now the dallas morning news says i may technically have dual citizenship. assuming that to be true, i will renounce any canadian citizenship. nothing against canada but i'm an american by birth and a u.s. senator, i believe i should only be an american. well said. i couldn't agree with him more. odd to say in their about a guy i probably disagree with on many points but he could not be more right. the irony here of course, is that cruz's birth mirrors the phony scenario concocted by the birthers including donald trump to falsely have been arguing even to this day that president obama was born overseas mostly in kenya
, the justice department filed a lawsuit against the state of texas to block that state's voter i.d. law that went in effect a mere hours after the supreme court's decision essentially gutted the -- in a statement here, eric holder said -- we will not allow the supreme court's recent decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights. in fact, within hours of that comment, senator john cornyn of texas, who is one partisan paul, issued his own statement, saying -- facts mean little to a justice department bent on inserting itself into the sovereign affairs of texas and a lame-duck administration in trying to turn our state blue. excuse me, senator. lame duck? we are six months into a four-year presidential term, but that's the way they want us to think, isn't it, clarence? they've been really good at it. make people think that obama is on his way out the door. >> sure. the irony of this is, as was mentioned earlier, while the republicans have put so much attention on voter i.d. they had a problem getting white and blue collar male voters to
. michael toe mack second and jim moore is director of progress texas, a political action committee. he was also co-author of "bush's brain." let's talk about this thing now with ted cruz. let's take a look at what happened last night and what happened there. let's talk about republicans by the way, before we get to some of the pictures who care about winning in the future, some of the extreme tactics by people like ted cruz and others like threatening government shutdown in order to defund the affordable care act makes them nervous. mike murphy, here's what he told the washington post. the party, the republican party is acting as if the entire world is a gop primary. that is a very dangerous way to operate. we have massive image problems with the greater electorate. and the silly antics of the purist wing are making our dire problems even worse. mike murphy is a smart guy. what's cruz up to. >> running for presidency. >> winning the presidency on the hardest right we've seen. >> i wouldn't put him past winning the nomination. he's a very swud guy. he had 1,000 people there last night.
's got no right to be president. the shouts come from the dusty towns of texas all the way to trump tower. he's not eligible to be our country's head of state. that was only the beginning. next came the effort to delegitimize the people who put him in office. can't let that happen again. so the word went forward to three dozen states that the best way to keep future obamas out of the white house is to keep african-americans and young people who don't think that much about race out of the voting booth. a couple more things. got to kill any evidence we ever had an african-american president. got to get that obama care off the books. ted cruz will shut down the u.s. government to get that job done. finally, why not? let's impeach the guy. let's run him out of town on a rail. let's tar and feather him. let's really mess up that record by putting the word into the history books, there was talk of impeachment on his watch, even if they can't find a reason for it, unless it's one big fat reason everyone sees. it's the number on his back, 44. how do way get into the books that this guy really was
saw there, texas senator ted cruz is leading the group which launched an all-out war to defund basically kill obama care in its crib. they are currently rallying support around the party's base to threaten a government shutdown if any spending bill funds a penny for the law's implementation. members of the party called the strategy insane here are a few examples, senator ted coburn warns cruz it's not achievable. richard burr of north carolina calls it the dumbest idea i've ever heard. and karl rove says the strategy gives the president the bully pulpit and a gigantic stick with which to beat us. he means the republicans. that won't stop cruz. this is cruz on glenn beck. there's a meeting of the minds radio show responding to his republican critics. >> there are a lot of republicans in washington who are scared. they're scared of being beaten up politically. harry reid and president obama will scream at the top of their lungs. the evil mean nasty republicans are trying to shut down the federal government. that's when we need to respond and say no. >> oh, my gosh. it's not just
meaningless. meaningless measures, meaningless roll calls, meaningless speeches as they say down in texas, it's all hat and no cattle. republicans are united against obama care when it comes to votes like this one, but a warring faction of tea party republicans led by ted cruz of texas are making it very real threat to shut down the u.s. government if the law is not killed. apparently the strategy is being lambasted as silly, dumb, unachievable and political suicide. and the people saying those words are not democrats, it's the republicans in congress who are saying those things. and those criticisms are delicate compared to what's in today's "washington post." charles krauthammer, a pulitzerer price winning conservative columnist says cruz belongs to the loony bin. "and this is krauthammer, this is nuts. every physical showdown has rebounded against the republicans. those who fancy themselves tea party patriots fighting a sold out cocktail swilling establishment are demanding yet another cliff dive as a show of principle. and manliness. but there's no principle at stake here. this is about t
to confirm a couple of these people and boom, that's it. >> let's hear the pitch. ted cruz down in texas the other night. >> if president obama decides that he's going to force a partial temporary government shutdown, and it's worth noting the last time that happened, we saw number one the parade of horrible people like to talk about on tv that didn't happen. what happened was a temporary suspension of nonessential federal government spending. >> well, that's, of course, what happens if he does blink. of course, what this is ridiculous. let's play around with this nuclear button for awhile and see what happens. if you don't do it, it doesn't do it. but if both sides take that point of view, what happens? >> then we do have a shutdown. >> and default and it keeps going. >> i think obama is going to stand this time. he knows he caved in 2011. i think he's going to stand a little tougher. most people will blame the republicans. most people know the republicans are saying no to everything and causing more trouble. >> jim you said something. he's not the oldest guy in the world. i'm older tha
. the recent from blake farenthold from texas. >> unfortunately, the horse is already out of the barn on this, on the whole birth certificate issue. the original congress when his eligibility came up and looked into this. i'm not sure how we fix it. >> you want more? representative ted yoho, a representative from south florida at a recent town hall that he too supports the birther movement. >> if it is truly illegal, he shouldn't be there. and i said i can agree with that but is that the best way to spend our time? >> at least the admitted witch-hunt is a waste of time. it has some republicans what in the world is going on. what happened to the republican autopsy and rebranding that we heard so much about? michael steele is a former rnc chair. joan walsh is the editor at large of salon.com, and both are msnbc political analysts. it's not emanating from the rnc, but it does impact the brand. how do you control the bad behavior if you're the head of the party? >> you can't control the bad behavior, be you can certainly special team to it, and you can speak out against it. i think that's somethi
among him victims. >>> plus one former texas republican official has come up with a new reason to oppose obama care. it's the work of satan and signals the end of the world. >>> finally let me finish tonight between the important difference between a crime and hate crime. this is "hardball," the place for politics. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? like carpools... polly wants to know if we can pick her up. yeah, we can make room. yeah. [ male announcer ] ...office space. yes, we're loving this communal seating. it's great. [ male announcer ] the best thing to share? a data plan. at&t mobile share for business. one bucket of data for everyone on the plan, unlimited talk and text on smart phones. now, everyone's in the spirit of sharing. hey, can i borrow your boat this weekend? no. [ male announcer ] share more. save more. at&t mobile share for business. ♪ >>> the new hampshire primary is still more than two year
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, don't forget >>> texas has a new reason to oppose immigration reform. she says it's the work of satan. this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> back to "hardball." time for the sideshow. former presidential candidate mitt romney reemerged this week with some unsolicited advice for republican voters in 2016. but will his fellow republicans listen? here is jimmy fallon's take on that last night. >> mitt romney told republicans that they need to pick a candidate for 2016 who can actually win. and republicans said yeah, wish you told us that last year. thanks a lot. >>> next up, the former chair of the texas republican party is coming out against the senate's immigration bill. why? because she thinks it's demonic. here is kathy adams talking about that on end team talk radio. >> i think the latest nonsense i saw from the homeland security department was something like a million people that have come here on visas that we have no idea where they are. >> do you know where they're taking us with this? because they said the solution to all these lost foreigners in the country, the solu
park. it is now 20% contained. >>> health officials in texas say at least 21 cases of measles have been linked to a megachurch in newark, which is now hosting vaccination clinics. now back to "hardball." >>> i can no more disown him than i can disown the black community. i can no more disown him than i can disown my white grandmother, a woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed her by on the street. and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me cringe. >> what a statement by our president. welcome back to "hardball." then candidate barack obama facing questions back then with his relationship with the reverend jeremiah wright. made a speech in philadelphia, addressing race in this country. it's frequently cited as a turning point in his campaign. it's certainly a turning point historically. race is a topic that events have often driven the first african-american to speak about publicly, a
by a week, eliminates same-day registration, and kills the state-wide voter registration drive. texas, virginia, florida, and pennsylvania have all passed similar strict voter i.d. laws, some of which are tangled up in the court system, but if they prevail could indirectly disenfranchise minority voters. this is what paul had to say about voter id when he spoke at howard university, a historically black college back in april of this year. >> i think if you liken using a driver's license to literacy test, you demean the horror of what happened in the '40s and '50s, maybe probably from 1910 all the way through 1960s in the south. it was horrific. nobody's in favor of that. no republican is in favor of that. but showing your driver's license to have an honest election i think is not unreasonable. >> but if senator paul is looking for evidence, he need not look any further than last november's 2012 election. according to a massachusetts institute of technology analysis, black and hispanic voters waited nearly twice as long to vote as whites. the long election day lines around florida may
, in fact we'll register more. we got north carolina, texas, georgia, alabama. all now have these restrictive laws. i'm sad about that because my dad and many others, john lewis, so many others in our nation as well as some republicans tried to make it possible for everybody to vote easily. and there are people who are trying to keep people from voting. that's very sad in 2013. >> i'm going to ask you, son. what was it like to be the son today? >> it was incredible to have the president of the united states, to have my wife and daughter, my brother and his wife, my sister, to have two former presidents, to have congressman lewis. and the list goes on and on. it was phenomenal. >> and who's still there? lewis and a few other people. a photographer back from '63 who was taking pictures. but the great thing about the 50th anniversary is you still have some living people. >> of course you also had ambassador young, reverend jackson was around, reverend sharpton not 50 years ago but certainly on the stage today. but just all the organizations, the significant organizations have r
and who may run again, rick perry governor of texas, rick santorum, the former pennsylvania senator. the truth is very few people are talking about them as likely nominees or even front runners at the start of this. the party at this point is looking at a very wide open contest for the republican nomination in 2016. there are a lot of people thinking about running. there are a lot of potentially attractive candidates to republican voters. and i think we're going to see a pretty big and robust debate among these people and part of that will be what's the intersection the party should take. and which they realized in a more significant way when mitt romney got only 27% of the >> the establishment wing, and that's why it's the establishment wing of both parties. democrat and republican tends to win nominations. they have the dukakises, the clintons, they have the big shots behind. do you think the establishment wing of the republican party can get one more election victory? can they win again after all these people like dole and mccain and the bushes. can they win it again against the
the president of threatening to shut down the law, this is cruz, here senator cruz from texas, this is his argument earlier this weeks in other wordsi not he bringing the government down, it's the president for trying to have the program enacted into law, passed by congress, signed by him become a reality. >> the next step will be that president obama and harry reid will scream and yell, why are those mean and nasty republicans threatening to shut down the government over obama care? at that point we actually have to stand up and fight. we've got to stand up and make the argument and win the argument that, no, that's not true we want to fund the federal government. why is president obama threatening to shut down the federal government? because he wants to force obama care down people's throats, because he's not willing to give individual families the same waiver he's giving giant corporations. >> remember pat buchanan, way to the right of the party when he was around here, right? he's not way to the right anymore, of your party. he's not way to the right anymore. pat's somewhere in the cen
. nelson cruz of the texas rangers. jhonny peralta of the detroit tigers, it will be very interesting to see if they get a bigger salary next year than they do this year. >> you know, in fact, the quiet, all-burning question about pete rose who played for philly for a while. he's obviously a cincinnati guy. but the old question, how do you balance out great performance against breaking the rules. where do the fans stand on that one, mark? >> well, listen, i think there are fans quite upset with alex rodriguez and this steroid era. but i go back to my previous point. i think baseball profited. home runs were up. runs per game were up. baseball somewhere in '98, books were written. the sport was rejuvenated. i think there was time where baseball fans looked at the record books and cherished those records. unfortunately, the steroid era obliterated that record book. i think more often than not a lot of people look at peds and say to themselves you know what? it's a sign of the times. there's too much money to be made. if i'm an athlete at that point in time, i might look for an advantage
. rick perry, governor of texas. rick santorum, the former pennsylvania senator, very few people are talking about them as likely nominees or even front-runners at the start of this. the party at this point is looking at a very wide open contest for the republican nomination in 2016. there are a lot of people thinking about running. there are a lot of potentially attractive candidates to republican voters. and i think we're going to see a pretty big and robust debate among these people, and partpeo. and part of that will be what's the direction the party should take. >> the establishment wing -- and the establishment wing of both parties, they tend to win nominations. they've got the big states behind them. doing the establishment wing of the republican party can get one more election victory? can they win after all these people like mccain and bushes, can they win against the right? because the right hasn't won since reagan really. >> the right has not won since then is probably the fair way to put it. the establishment wing does somehow manage to prevail. and in part because th
been covered, texas, mississippi and alabama, ushered in photo id requirements that had been previously held at bay by the voting rights act. weakening opportunities and broadening id requirements any day. and now there's florida where five counties had been covered by the voting rights act, the republican governor is restarting an effort that he says is designed to purge the voter roles of noncitizens but that a lot of people believe is an attempt to purge the roles of democrats. when rick scott tried this last year, he was stopped by the voting rights act. last time as the "new york times" reports the attempt at unearthing noncitizens initially began with a pool of 182,000 names of potential noncitizens. that was wid ld to a list of 2,600. those names were sent to election supervisors who found many were in fact citizens and ultimately the list of possible noncitizen voters shrank to 198. of those fewer than 40 had voted illegally. we'd like to remind you of one of the people who was caught in the dragnet. >> bill, a 91-year-old army veteran of world war ii who earned the bronze star
, president george w. bush had made 50 visits to his texas ranch totalling all or part of 323 days. knoller said that he always puts the word "vacation" in quotes because as he said u.s. presidents don't really get to take a vacation. the job comes with them 24/7. well, i'm hoping president obama plays lots of golf in the next couple of days or shoots hoops or whatever else he needs to do to maintain his mental edge. i felt the same way about president george w. bush, and i never begrudged him his time at the ranch. all told he was there during 490 days during his presidency. the health of the country is largely a function of the physical and mental health of its commander in chief. and if blowing off a steam with a couple of bogeys or a beer in the clubhouse keeps him sharper when the red phone rings, we're all better off for it. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being was. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, michael, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, a big victory for justice and civil rights. today a federal judge ruled that new york's stop a
blake farenthold from texas. >> i think the horse is already out of the barn on this on the whole birth certificate issue that original kong -- they should have looked into thissen an they didn't. i'm not sure how we fix it. >> representative tedio ho a republican from south florida, said in a recent town hall he supports the birther movement. >> if it is truly illegal, he can't get rid of everything he's done. is that the best way wa to spend our time? >> it all has democrats and even some republicans asking, what in the world is going on? what on earth happened to the republican autopsy and rebranding that we heard so much about? michael steele is a form are rnc chair, joan walsh is the editor of salon.com and both are msnbcly analysts. michael, it's not emanating from the r in nc but impacts the brand. how do you control the bade behavior if you're the head of the party. >> you can't control the bad behavior but you can speak to it and speak out against it. i think that's something that as we see see coming off the 2012 cycle and getting ready for 2014, that i think the republican le
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